Love the cat portrait! Please do more! I am a cat fiend and I love your artwork in all its intricacy

Thank you!

I’ll definitely be doing more! I love all their expressions.

I need to draw more cats. I should draw my own cats, I mean I have 4 perfect models just hanging around. Seems a waste not to haha

Created with chalk and charcoal in about 30 hours.

equineribbon sent: Hey, do you have an Instagram account called 'drawing_pencile'? If not, someone on there is trying to take credit for one of your drawings (instagram(.)com/p/mDJcz2sGib/)

albymangroves:

lainyart:

Thank you so much for letting me know! I do not have an Instagram account at all, so I’m not sure if someone without an account can report it?

As with most art thieves, there is usually more than one piece(if not their whole gallery) that is stolen artwork.

If you can - it would mean the world to me if you all could take a second and report this stolen picture & the account.


http://instagram.com/p/mDJcz2sGib/#



Nothing upsets me more than someone misusing my work. They even cropped off my signature. Please, please help me get this taken down.

~Lainy

It’s been taken down now. I wonder if ANY of those drawings are hers.

Thank you guys for the help! You’re awesome! It has been taken down, but I seriously doubt any of the artwork is theirs. I’ll be going through their gallery and checking.

I’m always so thankful when someone lets me know, so I like to make sure other artists can protect their work, too.

Thanks again, you’re all awesome!

equineribbon sent: Hey, do you have an Instagram account called 'drawing_pencile'? If not, someone on there is trying to take credit for one of your drawings (instagram(.)com/p/mDJcz2sGib/)

Thank you so much for letting me know! I do not have an Instagram account at all, so I’m not sure if someone without an account can report it?

As with most art thieves, there is usually more than one piece(if not their whole gallery) that is stolen artwork.

If you can - it would mean the world to me if you all could take a second and report this stolen picture & the account.


http://instagram.com/p/mDJcz2sGib/#



Nothing upsets me more than someone misusing my work. They even cropped off my signature. Please, please help me get this taken down.

~Lainy

My first full color horse drawing!

Created with Derwent Pastel Pencils in about 35 hours.

Anonymous sent: Have you ever worked with pastel?

Yes, and I love it! I work solely with dry media, so pastel is my go-to when I’m craving color. :)

Too cute!!

Created with chalk and charcoal in about 20 hours.

Testing out new art supplies! PanPastels are so fun!

struggling with an injury - story and advice!

loish:

Hey everyone! In some previous blog posts, I mentioned that I’m struggling with an injury to my drawing arm. Although I hoped that the problem would have totally gone away after more than a month of rest, it actually hasn’t, and I’m still struggling with it at this very moment. It’s actually been harder emotionally than it has physically. I’ve decided to go ahead and write a blog entry about it, not only to keep my followers in the loop but also as a cautionary tale to any artists out there who have not yet sustained an injury. If I had been more aware of the risks, maybe this would never have happened to me, so the very least I can do is try to help those who aren’t aware of the risks.

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I’ve been in this place more times than I want to think about. If you are an artist - you must protect your hands!

I’ve had tendonitis, multiple sprains, and ganglion cysts on my wrists from overworking. I can easily draw for 12+ hours if I’m not careful. You just get into the zone and lose track of time and forget the strain you are putting on your body.

Here’s some things you can do to protect your most important tool:

1- Use a timer when you are drawing. Take breaks to get up and stretch.

2- Make your drawing area ergonomic. Support your arm/wrist.

3- Take up yoga. Gentle stretching and strength is a huge preventative must!

4- Wear a brace to bed. This will keep you from curling your wrists and compressing those tendons all night.

5- If you accidentally over did it - Ice immediately to reduce inflammation. Get yourself some Arnica(all natural pain relief) it will help speed up healing. And REST!


Take care, fellow artists!
~Lainy

Cady, Maggie, and Dewey all together!

Their owners asked me to bring their 3 Scotties together using 6 different photographs that were taken over the span of about 20 years. All three were a very special part of their family and it was so neat getting to learn how each one filled a special place.

Created with chalk and charcoal on 16x20 gray Strathmore paper in about 60 hours.

saltandburnboys sent: Just gotta say your latest chalk and charcoal Dean pic is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. Really stunning. :-) x

Thank you! He is just so fun to draw! I’ve really been itching to do another one. :)

I sent this to the wonderful people who donated a BUNCH of art supplies.
It’s not much, but I hope it makes them smile. :)

Prismacolor on Bristol Vellum paper

The Monticello Dam is famous for its classic, uncontrolled morning-glory type spillway and is the largest in the world.

This was a commissioned piece, and I fell in love with the picture my client sent me. It has a sense of both danger and tranquility I really love.

Created with my favorite chalk and charcoal technique on very textured paper and finished in about 45 hours.